Playing the Ukulele

The ukulele is commonly associated with music from Hawaii where the name roughly translates as “jumping flea”, perhaps because of the movement of the player’s fingers. Legend attributes it to the nickname of the Englishman Edward William Purvis, one of King Kalākaua’s officers, because of his small size, fidgety manner, and playing expertise.

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    • The Ukulele Podcast We’re a talk show devoted to the Happiest Instrument on Earth: the ukulele! Come join us for insightful conversations about the ukulele, lots of laughter, and much more! Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancelthumb_up+1

      Ep. 105: The PMS Song - OokTown - The Ukulele Podcast

      Guests: Cali Rose Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown Coming to you straight outta Culver City just outside the City of Angeles, Cali Rose - yes, that’s her real name - comes to talk to us about the beginnings of the CC strummers, affirms the power of the ukulele in music therapy, and takes us through her journey from studying nursing to full-time musician. So buckle up all you pandemic pluckers and players, as we come back to you after our winter break to give you a big dose of original songs and conversation. Support us on Patreon: Make a donation: Subscribe on iTunes: OokTown YouTube channel: shoutouts: - Michael Kohan and the CC Strummers - and special recognition to Eric's Guitar in Van Nuys, CA, for converting Michael's small electric guitar into a bass - and he can do the same for you! Links: - See the CC Strummers on Facebook: - Eric’s Guitar Shop: - Pandemic Pluckers: - Portland Ukulele Anarchy: - Calrose Rice: - The Mercury Space Program: - A little something about Sputnik: - Bernadette Teaches Music: - Cali’s Spotifiy: - To make a reservation at Sir Windston’s: - Leroy Van Dyke Auctioneer Song: - John Michael Montgomery - Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident): - Ukulele Kids Club: - Flamethrower Ukulele: - McCabes:
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    • UKE BOX The All Ukulele Radio Show UKE BOX is the all-ukulele radio show and music podcast. Each week, there's a new all-ukulele playlist on a theme or a spotlight on a ukulele artist. UKE BOX is all ukulele all the time; Wednesdays at 5pm on Trent Radio 92.7FM in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada with host Lester Alfonso (and co-host Georgia May.). Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      While My Ukulele Gently Weeps - UKE BOX

      UKE BOX 2 — While My Ukulele Gently Weeps (original broadcast date: September 26, 2012) The Beatles on ukulele featuring Jake Shimabukuro, Paul McCartney, paxukulele, George Harrison, Greg Hawkes with many more and including live performances! PLAYLIST While My Guitar Gently Weeps by Jake Shimabukuro Girl by Jillianfosho Eleanor Rigby by greghawkesmusic Lucy in the...Read More
      1. While My Ukulele Gently Weeps
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    • Abe's Ukulele Podcast This is a podcast for players and teachers of the ukulele to improve their skills at doing those things. I cover all sorts of things that I think are interesting and helpful on my journey to become a better uke teacher/player. Sometimes I'll be interviewing great teachers and players, other times I'll just be sharing insights and tips that can help you become a better musician. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      E46 Roy and Kathy Sakuma - Abe's Ukulele Podcast

      Roy and Kathy Sakuma Note: This episode was recorded before the main event of Ukulele Festival Hawaii held on July 18th, 2021. Hey there again everyone! I had the incredible honor to hang out virtually with Roy and Kathy Sakuma before the Ukulele Festival Hawaii and talk about the festival and everything that goes into it. Festival website Ukulele Festival Hawaii on YouTube Craig and Sarah’s website Intro and outro music is by Blue Dot Sessions You can support the podcast through the tip jar. Or by Buying Me A Coffee Find out more at Send us your feedback online:
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    • The Ukulele Review Podcast Podcast by Andrew Kitakis. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel
      20.3 New Ukes by Andrew Kitakis
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